Concerto/Aria Competition


Open to all Queen's University students currently enrolled in Applied Music (MUSC x20, x21, x24). All graduating students entering this competition must be willing to return to Kingston to perform with orchestra during the 2014/2015 academic year.


  • Consideration for a solo performance with the Kingston Symphony Association during their 2014/2015 season. Repertoire to be performed with the KSA will be decided in consultation with their Music Director, Glen Fast
  • Performance with the Queen’s Symphony Orchestra in 2014/2015 in the event that the Kingston Symphony performance is not scheduled.
  • Merriam School of Music Scholarship of $TBA. A separate application must be made for this prize. Information will be posted at a later date.


Students must perform a minimum of 15 minutes of music and the complete program must not exceed 30 minutes. All music must be written for one soloist and orchestra; the orchestral reduction must be performed by a collaborative pianist for the audition (duets, double concertos, etc. are not allowed). There will be two pianos provided for the realization of works for piano and orchestra. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for a collaborative pianist.

Students may perform movements or arias from different works but it is generally assumed that instrumentalists perform one or more movements from the same work. Students may not repeat repertoire that they have performed in previous Concerto/Aria Competitions.


First Elimination Round

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Dunning Auditorium
Tentative Start Time of 10:00 am


Finals (Open to the Public)

Sunday, January 19, 2014
Dunning Auditorium
2:30 pm

In the first round, students will perform for Scholarship Committee. This round is closed to the public. Immediately following the first round, a list of finalists will be posted in the lobby of the School of Music. The results will also be sent to student by email. The final order of performance will be decided by drawing lots. The Finals will be open to the public.

Application Form

Application forms are available from the Main Office of The School of Music. Students must list the works to be performed and the name of their collaborative pianist. The forms must be signed by the Applied Instructor and the appropriate Area Coordinator. The deadline for submission is the last day of classes for the fall term, Friday, November 29, 2013. Please return completed application form to the School of Music, Main Office.

Do not hesitate to contact Dr. Kip Pegley, Scholarship Committee Chair, if you have any questions.